Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Steve McQueen...


The "King of Cool" woulda been 80 today, March 24th... a few pics from 3 of his best films.

"The Great Escape" - ALWAYS on my list of fave films!

"Hell is for Heroes" - Steve is living intensity in this damn good WWII actioner directed by Don "Dirt Harry" Seigel.

"Bullitt" - possibly THE quintessential McQueen role. And man oh man, that car chase!

My 1/18th scale Ertl die cast replica of the 1968 Mustang Fastback Steve drove in "Bullitt".

7 comments:

Manel said...

A good actor and good memories of his films, pity he died at an early age because his career could have been spectacular. I have a good memory too of his film: Papillon, with Dustin Hoffman. A small part in the beginning of the film was shot in Ondarribia, Euzkadi (Iberian Peninsula)

Francy said...

I admit, I haven't seen as many Steve McQueen movies as I would have liked because I think he was a really great actor. Of what I have seen I think I enjoy Love With the Proper Stranger the most. It seems like such a different kind of role for him!

brightestblue.wordpress.com said...

Cool car! You have such a neat collection of stuff! :)

Artman2112 said...

Manel - i like Papillion too, an underrated movie!

Francy - that's my fave Natalie Wood film (the Searchers and Rebel, not really being "Natalie" films per se) and i agree it was a bit diff for Steve but he still had that "something" that makes him HIM.

Blue - i have the Dodge Charger from Bullitt too but that was one that needs to be put together and i just havent gotten around to it yet. Yup. lots of stuff, too much stuff, not enough stuff, gotta get some more stuff!

Ash, The Movie Geek said...

You make me feel very young.

Artman2112 said...

ummmm, hello, you ARE very young, smart ass!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

Only 80... wow. What a legend. I wish we could bring him back for one more movie. Mind you, I could say that about a lot of people.